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Tree planting at Terra-Cotta Natural Park

The City of Pointe-Claire planted some 200 trees at Terra-Cotta Natural Park last week to promote biodiversity and fight the emerald ash borer.

The species were chosen based on the trees that already exist in the park. These are native species that will reach a height of 10 to 30 metres at maturity and will help to regenerate the woodland. Over 10 different species of trees were chosen, including maple, amelanchier, oak, walnut and linden.

To fight the emerald ash borer, a devastating insect, and preserve healthy trees, 200 infested ash trees will have to be felled by the end of the year in the park. A few portions of trails may be closed during the work for users’ safety.

As part of a reforestation program, nearly 300 trees are to be planted in 2021 in the areas affected by this felling at Terra-Cotta Natural Park. These trees will reach maturity within a few years.

As part of the 2015–2022 Strategy to Fight The Emerald Ash Borer, 325 ash trees must be felled each year. Some 800 new trees are being planted on public roads and in parks over the same period. Through the diversity of their species, these new trees will ensure a healthier urban forest.


Information: 514-630-1230, tp@pointe-claire.ca